Weekend Navigation Course

Learn a Skill, Climb a Hill

Use the skills on our weekend navigation course to plan a walk up one of the bigger mountains in the Dales.

“It is great to be able to use the learned skills and actually achieve something. It has given me confidence to take to the outdoors without the fear of getting lost. Even if I do get lost I will be able to find the route again” – Debbie

Base: Garsdale Head, The Dales.

Available Dates:       

2019 dates available shortly, one in April, one in June. (please let me know if you would like to pre-register for these)

Price: £255 per person (includes accommodation in the Moorcock Inn), £165 (without accommodation)


  • Tuition from an experienced Mountain Guide
  • Support team including local experts Debbie and Andy.
  • 2 nights Bed and Breakfast in the Moorcock Inn
  • Small Group (maximum 10 persons)
  • Maps/Compasses and navigation equipment supplied
  • Packed lunch for 2 days/tea and coffee
Learning in Mallerstang

An Excellent Area to Learn - Mallerstang

Set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park the beautiful valley of Mallerstang is an excellent base to learn navigation skills. As well as being stunningly beautiful, the unspoilt nature of the area and lack of major walking tracks makes this ideal to learn to navigate. The Lake District will be a doddle after this course!

The Moorcock Inn is at Garsdale Head at the head of Mallerstang.

Moorcock Inn

Moorcock Inn, Accommodation

The weekend navigation course is based out of The Moorcock Inn, a traditional country pub at the head of Mallerstang.

  • Bed and Breakfast (Friday/Saturday night)
  • Double/twin/single rooms available (no supplement for singles)

Alternatively make your own accommodation arrangements and reduce the price by £90 per person. (£165)

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    What a fantastic weekend, Jonathan is a very good leader and guide, he is very experienced with this map and compass business and I thoroughly recommend him and the ‘learn a skill’ course. I’m an experienced navigator but I learnt many, many new things which was the objective, I now have lots of new techniques including navigation in bad weather and how to use the landscape to determine my positionIt was good to be out there and have lots of practice.
    I achieved all of this with a great group of people and enjoyed the down time in the pub. I’m looking forward to the next adventure and using Jonathan and where2walk.co.uk in the future⛰⛰⛰

  2. ann worth says:

    I am still buzzing from the great time I enjoyed on the Learn a Skill Weekend. I was very apprehensive travelling up on the Friday afternoon wondering what the accommodation, group and the Course would be like but my fears soon passed when I arrived at a very welcoming Moorcock Inn…excellent tasty food.. met the group, Jonathan and guides Andy and Debbie, who are all very approachable, and put me at ease as I learnt something new and put it into practise. Being on my own didn’t make any difference as I feared it might and i thoroughly enjoyed the time. I can now hit the hills with a compass and feel confident enough to go wherever I want to and stay safe. I look forward to doing more activities with Where2Walk.

  3. Steve Richings says:

    Just completed the April course. First of all thank you for a fantastic weekend. Company, location, pace and depth of the course all spot on. We spent a couple of hours getting to grips with maps and compasses in the classroom. The rest of the weekend was spent on the hills applying the techniques.

    We are out every day, but need to vary our walks. This course has definitely given me the confidence to head further off the beaten track.

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